Red-bordered Satyr

Gyrocheilus patrobas

Red-bordered Satyr, Gyrocheilus patrobas, photo © by Mike Plagens

Observed in Madera Canyon, Sta. Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA. 10 Sept 2010.

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This is a butterfly of Madrean Oak Woodlands through much of Mexico and just reaches Arizona in the canyons and adjacent woodlands of southeastern Arizona. It tends to fly close to the ground moving from sun to shadow, frequently disappearing from sight as the somber colors match leaves, dry soil and tree bark. The larva feeds on grass, probably of just a few species. Jim Brock has found it on Muhlenbergia emersleyi

Nymphalidae -- Brush-footed Butterfly Family
Satyrinae -- Wood Nymph Sub-family

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